Compatible estimators of the components of change for a rotating panel forest inventory design

  • Authors: Roesch, Francis A.
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Forest Science, Vol. 53(1): 50-62


This article presents two approaches for estimating the components of forest change utilizing data from a rotating panel sample design. One approach uses a variant of the exponentially weighted moving average estimator and the other approach uses mixed estimation. Three general transition models were each combined with a single compatibility model for the mixed estimation approach. The four resulting estimation systems are compared and contrasted in a sample simulation study covering four simulated populations.

  • Citation: Roesch, Francis A. 2007. Compatible estimators of the components of change for a rotating panel forest inventory design. Forest Science, Vol. 53(1): 50-62
  • Keywords: sampling, simulation, estimating, mortality, harvest
  • Posted Date: November 1, 2007
  • Modified Date: November 5, 2007
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